This has got to be the most detailed flowchart on choosing a board game EVER!
I combed through it looking for what titles it includes, to see if this was really worth posting. If it didn’t include classics like Settlers of Catan or Carcassonne (aka: some of my favorites), what would be the point, right?
Well, this flowhchart not only includes these great games, but even offers the classics like Mouse Trap and Sorry!
This flowhcart may or may not come in handy while you try to choose the perfect board game, but it certainly is a lot of fun to read.
Check this out:
Ever since there were kids, there have been bullies. (Cain and Able, yo.) Yet, it seems like bullying and cyberbullying are on the rise (at least anecdotally).
I hate to see students bullied in real or digital life, but I’m a bit more realistic (cynical) than many of colleagues in the education industry. I don’t think that dealing with the bullies will help the situation. Much like America’s anti-terrorism policy, for every bully we “neutralize,” two or three more will emerge. The problem isn’t the bully; the problem is a world that creates people devoid of empathy and respect.
No, I don’t think I’d spend much time trying to de-jerkify bullies. I think I’d rather invest time in the bullied. Bullies come and go, and they seem to just keep coming. Maybe if we can save the victimized from becoming life-long victims we can end—or at least slow—the cycle.
Last month, Eric posted about the great 8-Bit Hymnal – some traditional hymns remixed to 8-bit video game style music. With Christmas coming along, you can now get some more great 8-bit Christmas goodness!
Tyler Larson has put together 15 different carols (there are 16 tracks – two version of Away in a Manger!) that you can download for FREE from Noisetrade.
Did you see Bob Dylan’s interactive music video?
If not, you have to!
Promoting Bob Dylan’s The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1, an interactive video of Like a Rolling Stone has been put together in a TV like fashion. Using Interlude‘s Treehouse technology, this music video presents itself like a regular television that can be surfed channel to channel.
The results are pretty EPIC.
Imagine if a office building was transformed into a giant Rubick’s Cube for you to solve?
That’s what Javier Lloret imagined and then turned it into a reality using some really cool tech.
Called the Puzzle Facade, here’s how it works:
Remember when you’d only take photos on a special occasion? Maybe you bought a disposable camera or a role of film (or even two!). Anyway, however many photos you took, it was easy to organize them in a physical photo album.
Fast forward 10 years or more and digital cameras (and more specifically smartphones) have completely revolutionized how we take photos in many ways, but in particular the number of photos. Now keeping thousands of photos organized is a tough business. Being able to quickly find that one photo from that great occasion or look at those events becomes more difficult the more photos that you have.
Step in Loom (and some good practices).
After three months and 25,000 dominos, this EPIC domino relay was created.
In technical domino YouTube jargon, this is known as a “screenlink”:
“Each clip is separate then edited together to make it look like one long setup. The first half are my clips (built in USA) then at 1:35 it switches to millionendollarboy’s (built in Germany.) This was a collab video so it was impossible to do one take, not to mention how much floor space and dominoes would be needed.”
It’s cool to see how these guys have used YouTube to further their fun with domino screenlinks. Who would have ever thought of being able to do a three month, Transatlantic collaborative domino project?
This infographic below takes a look at branding in the sense of business, but really, the concept of branding has a far greater reach than just the marketplace. These same concepts can be used for churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations.
Like it says at the beginning of this infographic, your online brand is like your storefront. Or in the case of a church, it’s the front door. Nonprofits, it’s your headquarters.
“A brand consists of the associations and emotions that people hold about your
company organization, products cause or service mission.”